May 2nd Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Fisk and Dillon debut in Triple-A win

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On Thursday, May 3rd, Buffalo and Lansing were victorious while New Hampshire and Dunedin lost their contests.

 

Triple-A

 

Buffalo Bisons (8-10)

 

Buffalo won 3 to 0

 

Conor Fisk and Justin Dillon made their Triple-A debut as the Bisons had a successful ‘bullpen day’ with Joe Biagini being called up to the majors. Fisk was pitching very well in New Hampshire with 15.0 scoreless innings out of the pen. Dillon’s call-up from Dunedin came as a surprise but I don’t expect him to remain in Buffalo for long.

 

Danny Jansen knocked in a pair of runs and Darnell Sweeney hit a solo home run to account for the other Bisons’ run.

 

Tim Lopes had the only multi-hit game, 2-for-4 with a run and stolen base.

 

Starter- Taylor Guerrieri 3.0 IP, H, K on 39 pitches

 

W- Conor Fisk (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

 

Friday, May 4th starting pitcher-Deck McGuire (2-1, 4.50 ERA)

 

Double-A

 

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (15-9)

 

Fisher Cats lost 10 to 6.

 

New Hampshire scored a run in the 3rd, 5th, and 9th innings, and scored 3 runs in the 4th; unfortunately, Binghamton had three big innings with 3 or more runs.

 

Juan Kelly and Vladimir Guerrero Jr had home runs for the Fisher Cats. That’s back-to-back games with a homer for Kelly who was hitless in his previous 4 games prior to May 2nd.

 

Kirby Snead had a successful Double-A debut with a scoreless 1.1IP. He struck out a pair and walked one to finish the game.

 

Starter- Jon Harris 4.2IP, 7H, 7R, 2 BB, 3K, and HRA on 78 pitches

 

L- Jon Harris (1-2, 7.50 ERA)

 

Friday, May 4th starting pitcher- Francisco Rios (0-2, 8.53 ERA)

 

Advanced-A

 

Dunedin Blue Jays (9-17)

 

Dunedin lost 0-2.

 

John La Prise collected his first hit since April 5th and since returning from the DL on May 1st. Alberto Mineo had the D-Jays only extra-base hit and Ivan Castillo had a pair of singles but also had a pair of errors.

 

Starter- T.J. Zeuch 6.0 IP, 7H, 2R, BB, 5K, and a HRA on 89 pitches.

 

L- Zeuch (3-3, 3.47 ERA)

 

Friday, May 4th starting pitcher- Tayler Saucedo (0-1, 6.88 ERA)

 

A-Ball

 

Lansing Lugnuts (17-9)

 

Lugnuts won 6 to 5

 

Norberto Obeso and Samad Taylor stole a couple bases, and Kevin Vicuna went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI and a stolen base.

 

Chavez Young (6), Kacy Clemens (5), Kevin Smith (11), and Taylor (4) all picked up doubles in the win.

 

Maverik Buffo pitched the second half of the game and held the Cougars to a hit and walk while striking out one over 4.0 IP for the win.

 

Starter- Donnie Sellers 5.0IP, 7H, 5R, 2BB, 3K, and 2 HRA on 80 pitches

 

W- Maverik Buffo (3-1, 5.75 ERA)

 

Friday, May 4th starting pitcher- Colton Laws (0-1, 6.75 ERA)

 

Player of the Day

 

POD Honorable Mention:

 

  • Buffalo’s Danny Jansen with a 2-RBI day.
  • NH’s Vladdy (see below) and Harold Ramirez. The Fisher Cats outfielder has a 4-game hit streak going with three 2-hit games. Juan Kelly with a HR and 2-RBI.
  • D-Jays’ Zeuch surrendered a 2-run home run in the 4th but looked good throughout.
  • Lansing’s Kevin Vicuna picked up a pair of singles and a pair of RBI.

 

Thursday, May 3rd’s POD goes to the Bisons relievers.

 

With Joe Biagini pitching the 2nd game of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians, Taylor Guerrieri took the bump. With 3 shutout innings, Taylor Guerrieri’s ERA fell from 5.14 to 3.60. It was the former 1st rounder’s first scoreless outing of 2018 and longest.

 

The 26-yr-old Conor Fisk is in his 5th pro season as a member of the Blue Jays farm system, pitching in Advanced-A Dunedin in 2017. It took 92 appearances for Fisk to get to Double-A and just 8 appearances to get to Triple-A, I hope he stays. Fisk allowed 3 hits over 3.1IP innings in relief of Guerrieri. The former 24th round pick threw 56 pitches and has yet to allow a run in 18.1 innings in 2018.

 

Justin Dillon pitched up the multi-inning save in his Triple-A. Dillon threw 5 scoreless innings on April 28th with the Dunedin Blue Jays in his last appearance. The 2017 10th rounder needed just 37 pitches, 27 for strikes, to no-hit the Syracuse Chiefs over 2.2 innings. It is possible that Dillon will be returned to Dunedin today but after this performance maybe he should make a stop in New Hampshire first.

 

Bo and Vlad Show

 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 3rd HR, a solo shot in the 5th with one out off Mickey Jannis. Guerrero Jr. also had a single in the game and is now batting a cool .388 with 27 RBI.

 

Bo Bichette had the day off but came into the game late. He went 1-for-1 with a walk and a run scored. He was also caught stealing (3). Bichette is now batting over .300 again with a .306 BA.

 

 

 

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Lover of all things Toronto Blue Jays. Blue Jays MiLB fanatic. I strive for average while stumbling onto above average. Rogers isn't cheap. Baseball is a business. Your right, but I'm more right.